So, my Mom fell this weekend and somehow managed to land just right to shatter both her wrists. Yes, it’s not bad enough that she broke one, she had to take both of them out. Go Mom. She’s a little accident prone. Let’s not discuss the time she set a power-washer on fire.
The surgery went fine and she’s already back home. No worries there. The problem we’ve run into is boredom. Her hobbies include: cleaning, cycling/aerobics/weight lifting, and quilting. She really, really doesn’t like sitting still.
What on earth can do you do with two broken wrists? Keep in mind, her hands are completely immobilized. She can’t dial a phone, open things, do any task requiring fine motor skills. I suspect that turning pages in a book is beyond her, given the casts. She’s also not a computer person.
Anyone have any suggestions? I came up with walking and shopping. She wants to go into work and try to make phone calls (presumably with help, I suppose). I wish she would take the three weeks of vacation and relax a little.
We were also discussing how on earth she’s going to vote - our local polling place still has punch-out cards last time we checked. Surely someone will be able to help her? I have no idea how voting works when both your wrists are broken.